Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sunday's Obituary - Mary Ann Steele Bennett

Mexia Weekly Herald - 6/28/1940

Mary Ann Steele was born on February 4, 1854 to the marriage of Alfonso Parcutt Steele and Mary Ann "Polly" Powell.

Her siblings included:
Hampton
Alonzo Leo
Alvarado "Rado"
Francis Marion "Frank"
Leonard
Missouri Alice
Mary Ann married Townsend Bennett in 1868 and had the following children:
James
Eveleen Pearl
Frederick
Roy Lee
Harvey Steele
Mary Ann Steele Bennett died on June 21, 1940 and is buried alongside her husband in the Mexia City Cemetery in Mexia, Limestone County, Texas.

Photograph taken by FindAGrave member, James Coston

Mary Ann Steele Bennett was a sister to my great-great grandfather, Francis Marion "Frank" Steele.




Saturday, July 26, 2014

Steele and Zuber Address Texas State Legislators



Shreveport Caucasian - 2/14/1909

Alfonso Steele was my 3-great grandfather through his son, Francis Marion "Frank"; grandson, Isham Alfonso "Al"; great granddaughter, Mary Allye Steele Edmonds; great-great grandson, Bruce Alfonso Edmonds.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Family Recipe Friday - Uncle Coy's Pancakes



Coy Howard McIver was the son of Evander Wilder McIver and Lillie Tufford.  He was a brother to my maternal grandmother, Flora Jane McIver Bynum.

Toby, Sandy and Coy McIver


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Birthday Wishes

My mother's scrapbook from 1944

Birthday wishes and a box of candy for my mother from her best friend, Brookie.  They nicknamed each other "Wit" during their years at Pearl River College in Poplarville, Mississippi.


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bynum Reunion in 1966

The following article appeared in the August 30, 1966 edition of the Hattiesburg American in Hattiesburg, Mississippi: